Jefferson Lerma Biography

( 1994 - )
June 28, 2018
First published on:June 28, 2018
by Rob

Facts of Jefferson Lerma

Date of Birth: 1994, October 25
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: Colombia
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Jefferson Andrés Lerma Solis
Birth Place El Cerrito, Colombia
Famous Name Jefferson Lerma
Salary € 1,092,000
Nationality Colombian
Currently Working For Colombia national football team and Levante
Currently Married N/A
Children Gerard Lerma Sanchez
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Girlfriend N/A
Tatto(s) No
Squad No 16
Caps 5
World Cup Game 2
Rank 454

Colombian professional footballer Jefferson Lerma plays as a midfielder for Spanish football club Levante and the Colombia national team. He was named in Colombia preliminary 35- man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.


The 23-year-old footballer is currently managed by ABAD SPORT.

Early Life

Jefferson Lerma was born as Jefferson Andres Lerma Solis on 25th October 1994, in El Cerrito, Colombia. Regarding his nationality, Lerma is Colombian and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Net Worth

Lerma's current market worth is estimated to be around €2 million as of 30th May 2018. As of June 2018, his release clause is reported to be around €23 million. He receives €21K as weekly wages from his current club i.e. € 1,092,000 in a year from his current club of Levante. As of 2018, his net worth is yet to be revealed. 


Jefferson Lerma began his football career joining youth team of Atletico Huila. After representing youth team, he was promoted to a senior team in 2013 and made his debut in a 0-0 tie against Millonarios FC on 30th March 2013.

During his first season, Lerma played 20 games. Later, he netted his first goal in a 3-1 on 6th February 2014, scoring a brace against Fortaleza FC.

Jefferson Lerma had a loan spell at Levente UD on 13th August 2015, in a deal worth €300K for a one-year and made his debut as a substitute for Nabil Ghilas on a 0-0 draw with UD Las Palmas. Before ending his loan-season, he scored 1 goal in 33 appearances.

On July 1st, 2016, Lerma was transferred to Levante UD with the transfer fee €600K. He scored his first goal ina  1-1 draw against RCD Espanyol on 7th December 2015. He has so far scored 2 goals in 56 appearances.

International Career

On 8th August 2016, Lerma made his international debut in a 2-2 draw with Japan during the Olympic Games with the coach Carlos Restrepo.

Jefferson Lerma made his debut with the Colombia national football team on 10th November 2017, in a 2-1 loss to South Korea when he was just 23 years. He was named in the final 23-man squad for ht Fifa World Cup along with David Ospina, Yerry Mina, and Abel Aguilar.

Personal Life

Currently 23, Lerma is 1.82m i.e 6 feet tall in his height and weighs around 70kg.  He has a son, Gerard Lerma Sanchez born on September 23, 2015.


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However, he didn’t reveal anything about his wife or partner in front of media.

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